Flanked by the Sandia Mountains to the east and cut in half by the Rio Grande River, New Mexico’s biggest city is perfect for a getaway. Explore the high peaks in the surrounding hills and then get acquainted with the city’s Native American culture—all by dinner time. Ready? Us too. Browse Wotif’s deals on Albuquerque accommodation and escape to the Southwest now.
Things to Do in Albuquerque
It’s tough to get the lay of the land from street level, so one of the first things you should do on trips to Albuquerque is take a ride on the Sandia Peak Tramway. Once the 15-minute trek to the top is complete, you can enjoy lunch with a view at the restaurant, go for a long nature hike and even go mountain biking if you’re feeling a bit daredevil-ish.
Now that you’ve mapped out the city from 3,163 metres above it, return to sea level and explore the city. Check out the Indian Pueblo Cultural Centre 3 km from Old Town and get familiar with the Pueblo Indian civilisation. The 19 Pueblo tribes of New Mexico put on traditional dances that will knock your socks off.
Getting to & Around Albuquerque
You’ll fly into Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ), 5 km from downtown—and then your holiday in the Southwest will really begin. You can get to any of the hotels in Albuquerque; there’s the ABQ RIDE bus service. You can ride the ABQ RIDE Route 222 train to the city centre, hail a cab from outside the baggage claim area or reserve a vehicle from a number of the private car services in the area.
Whether you go for the scenery of the high desert mountains or you’re curious about other cultures, a getaway to New Mexico won’t disappoint. Check out these sensational offers for Albuquerque hotels and be gone. Feel like extending your trip? We also have great deals on Las Vegas accommodation in case you want to hop a puddle-jumper to the neon paradise for a game of craps.